Australia, US partnership on critical minerals formalised

Australia, US partnership on critical minerals formalised

Australia, US partnership on critical minerals formalised Australia and the United States have formalised their partnership on developing both nations’ critical mineral assets, with a project agreement signed today by Geoscience Australia and the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The signing paves the way for both nations to work more closely on understanding each country’s

Get Ready for GDA2020

The Geocentric Datum of Australia 2020 (GDA2020) is a geocentric (earth-centred) coordinate reference system that is Australia’s new official national datum. GDA2020 will eventually supersede the GDA94 datum and older coordinate systems, such as Australian Geodetic Datum 1966 and 1984 (AGD66 and AGD84). It is a ‘plate-fixed’ datum that is aligned with the 2014 realisation

AGI and Geoscience Australia Launch Updated Website for AusGeoRef

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and Geoscience Australia have launched a new website for AusGeoRef, a bibliographic database for Australian geoscience literature since the mid-19th century. Publications in AusGeoRef cover Australian geology back to 1840, the date at which GeoRef began covering Australia. Geoscience Australia began supplying references for AusGeoRef in 2003 and will continue

New high-resolution satellite imagery viewing tool

NCI Australia, Australia’s national research computing service, and Geoscience Australia this week launched a new tool for viewing very-high resolution satellite imagery of Australia. The viewer is part of a broader initiative involving  a group of Australian research infrastructure organisations to bring together a vast collection of previously incompatible geoscience datasets that scientists can use to improve

Earth Science Week 2018 Theme Announced: ‘Earth as Inspiration’

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has announced that the theme of Earth Science Week 2018 will be “Earth as Inspiration.” The coming year’s event will emphasize artistic expression as a unique, powerful opportunity for geoscience education and understanding in the 21st century. Earth Science Week 2018 learning resources and activities will engage young people and

Geoscience Australia to Sponsor AGCC 2018

The Australian Geoscience Council Convention, AGCC 2018, is excited to announce Geoscience Australia as the Patron Sponsor of the event, which will be held in Adelaide from Sunday 14th to Thursday 18th of October next year. The Convention, which is expected to attract more than 2,000 delegates from Australia and overseas, will cover all aspects

Geoscience Australia Tours – National Science Week

Geoscience Australia is hosting tours of the National Minerals and Fossils Collection and its laboratories and SHRIMP facility Monday to Thursday during National Science Week 13th-19th August 2017. National Mineral and Fossil Collection: Explore the world class collection of amazing specimens stored in Geoscience Australia’s archive. Numbers limited to 10 per session. Tours will take

Join in #OzRockStocktake: first photographic census of Australian Geology

Rock fans to school kids urged to join in #OzRockStocktake: first photographic census of Australian geology Innovative social media project held during international Earth Science Week to showcase Australia?s real rock stars Getting involved is simple and fun: Take a pic of your favourite rock, outcrop, mountain or other geological feature Post it on Twitter

New Atlas of Australia’s Great Artesian Basin

Geoscience Australia has recently released the most comprehensive mapping report on Australia’s largest groundwater basin. The report has been developed in the form of an Atlas – providing valuable information to assist water managers and communities to make more informed decisions towards sustainable management of this vast water resource. The Hydrogeological Atlas of the Great

Geoscience Australia Minerals Forum

Geoscience Australia have made the presentations from the recent Minerals Update Forum, held in several cities around Australia, available on the GA web site. Richard Blewett, Branch Head Mineral Systems, Resources Division, Geoscience Australia thanked members who attended the fora for their participation. Geoscience Australia publish a monthly email newsletter of minerals activities.  Click here to subscribe